Kurt Barlow

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  1. Kurt Barlow

    When the cost of washing becomes just too much

    You can get one of those soap press thingies to squeeze all the small bits back together and save a few quid. A few pubes imbedded in it helps bind it all together
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    When the cost of washing becomes just too much

    Thats my Father in law
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    When the cost of washing becomes just too much

    You can get 4 bars of plain soap from Sainsbury for 1.20. British made too!
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    My Word! Average household monthly spend

    I have no idea how people cope with children under 3 where the only child support is Child care vouchers which are tax deductible. Once Jnr hits 3 in August our child care costs will drop substantially.
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    My Word! Average household monthly spend

    We were paying 1250 for a 2 bed flat in Enfield from a cnut Popadopolis Landlord At least the 1350 is for 4 bedroom detatched house in Billericay.
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    My Word! Average household monthly spend

    The cost of living 30 mins from London in the better part of Essex.
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    My Word! Average household monthly spend

    I seriously considered this when I was single and doing FIFO work in Oz. Now technically in WA you can't live on a Yacht but when you are working away 2 weeks in 3 who is going to notice.
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    My Word! Average household monthly spend

    Likewise. Us (3 person family) Rent 1350 Childcare 740 (plus 486 pcm CCV) Gas/ Elec 120 Water 40 Phones & internet 75 Council tax 180 Groceries 550 Petrol 100 On top of that clothing, going out (infrequently), car costs, holidays
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    Mevagissey fights back against incomers

    This happened on the North Norfolk coast starting in the 1980's. The well to do 40 somethings started buying up the NN coast from the late 70's. Trip up to the coast every month, stop off at Asda in Swaffham to buy the weekend groceries. They then retire there in the nineties and onwards and moan like hell about the lack of services.
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    Rats!

    Not if their fellow rates eat them. Its the poop and wee that stink.
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    Rats!

    Rat poisons are cumulative rather than acute so the rats don't die in agony - they tend to feel unwell, go back to their nests and die. They then get eaten by their fellows which further helps with the elimnation of the infestation as they get poisoned too.
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    Scumbag employers

    Should get it tomorrow. She won't put her notice in until its signed sealed and delivered.
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    Scumbag employers

    I hear what you say but she needs a break. We have been busting our guts just to pay childcare. Jnr is 3 in August so the following Sept we get 15 hours free child care each (if working 16 plus hours). She has a couple of applications she is waiting to hear back on if nothing will take a break. They have made a good offer so she will do all the handover stuff, wont pull any sickies etc. Her gap excuse will be doing a NEBOSH Cert and looking after Jnr.
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    Scumbag employers

    I coached Mrs B on the conversation she subsequently had with the HR Director on Tuesday Today she gets an offer: 3 month severance (VS) Work her notice until the end of July (Handovers etc) All annual leave and TOIL paid up thereafter A good reference. That will allow Mrs B to take the Summer off, pay for holiday to Oz in November, and bank some as well. Suck it up Buttercup
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    Where to invest this year's SIPP dosh?

    They make a good range of beers and most of their sites are freehold (>80%) so subject to PP can be redeveloped for housing.